Avril Lavigne was actually sick for months and it wasn’t revealed until recently what the illness was..
So hey, that thing where Avril Lavigne has been kind of missing for the past several months, suffering from some mysterious health issues that she wanted to keep so private that she only disclosed that vague information to a fan in a private message on Twitter? Some people claimed that she was in rehab, some people claimed she was pregnant, and some other people claimed that she was going through a divorce from Chad Kroeger … none of it was true. No, it turns out that Avril was actually suffering from a real bad case of Lyme disease this whole time. Enlightening and also terrifying, right?
It took Avril “months” of feeling bad before she was finally diagnosed:
“I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed. My friends asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ I didn’t know.”
Seriously, it was bad:
“I had no idea a bug bite could do this. I was bedridden for five months … I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying.”